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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #27: GFW Radio (2007) 

this year. 

Thursday, March 8, 2012 

#27: GFW Radio (2007) 

Recapping the best podcasts. 


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costs. Currently hosting 
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1 UP Yours 

which is not an 

2006; 2007; 2008; 

insignificant sum for us. 

Top 40 

Anything you can 
contribute is hugely 

The Adam Carolla Show 

appreciated. Thanks for 

Jan 2006; Feb 2006; 

all your help so far! It 

Mar 2006; Apr 2006; 

means a lot, not only 

May 2006; Jun 2006; 

personally, but also 

Jul 2006; Aug 2006; 

creatively, because it 

Sep 2006; Oct 2006; 

means we can keep doing 

Nov 2006; Dec 2006 

lots of this. 

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Series 3 

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2006; 2007; 2008 

Giant Bombcast 

2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 
2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 

Good Grief 

Full run 

Hang Up and Listen 


The HotSpot 

2005; 2006; 2007; 

Top 40 

Idle Thumbs 

Original run 

Left, Right & Center 

2011; 2012 


Q1 2000; Q2 2000; 

Q3 2000; Q4 2000; 

Q1 2001; Q2 2001; 

Q3 2001; Q4 2001; 

Q1 2002; Q2 2002 



9.5 is a great way to go 
I hate to say 10... 
'Ethics/ you know 
Nor will a 9 work— 
that's too low 
But if you want business 
you never say no 


On the Media 

2001; 2011; 2012; 2013 

The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Political Gabfest 

2011; 2012; 2013 


2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
2012; 2013 

Studio 360 

2012; 2013 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 

Download .MP3 (Part 1) 

(204 mins | 56 kbp/s | 82MB) 

Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 

Download .MP3 (Part 2) 

(264 mins | 56 kbp/s | 106MB) 

Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 

Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 


The Why Factor 

No other gaming podcast managed to balance humor and aimless banter with 201 2 

serious discussion about the state of the industry and the state of the games press 

That aint no 
caravella.... looks like a 
creepo - Anonymous 


podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

He a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

archive,&quo... - This 

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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #27: GFW Radio (2007) 

as well as GFW Radio did. Ostensibly a show about computer games, GFW Radio 
never pigeonholed itself in that niche, instead becoming a program that flowed 
between topics and moods, a show at the absolute top of its game whether 
mocking the internet's peculiar dwellers or gravely exposing the sickly nature of 
gaming "journalism." Very few— perhaps none— have been as eminent and brilliant 
as GFW Radio. 




2011; 201 2; 201 3 

Storytelling defines this summary of GFW Radio's second year. Host Jeff Green has 
a Lord of the Rings- themed dream; Shawn Elliott tells gaming arcade horror 
stories; Robert Ashley gets duped by con artists in Shanghai. Jeff Gerstmann is fired 
from GameSpot for refusing to buckle to pressure placed on him by advertisers, 
and the cast mark his ouster by wondering how their profession collapsed into 
such a state of disorder. Elsewhere, nerds question whether Superman produces 
bodily waste, and pontificate upon their desire to wed fictional rodents. A woman 
turns to prostitution in order to gain standing in World of Warcraft, and a hoi polloi 
of recluses seek out Shigeru Miyamoto on their quest to find true love. Hello and 
welcome to the GFW Radio podcast. 


The following episode has been split into two parts for your convenience. Please 
download both parts to have the best listening experience. 

Find old episodes of GFW Radio at the show's official 


GFW Radio was a production of 1 All clips in this episode are the property 
of those parties. It was produced by Sean Molloy. The percentage of the original 
show in this episode is approximately 12% (7hrs 39min/62hrs 39min). This episode 
has been mastered at 56kbp/s, at the original audio quality of the shows available 
to us. Timestamp notes are available here. 


Fever Dream - Iron & Wine 

"Whiskey Nerd" - Shawn Elliott 

Sodom, South Georgia - Iron & Wine 

"Ralphie" - Shawn Elliott 

"9.5 is a Great Way to Go" - Shawn Elliott 

"Those Were the Glory Days" - Shawn Elliott 

Off to the Races - Lana Del Rey 

This Year is not associated with Amazon in any way. 

Jeff Green 

Jeff Green joined Ziff Davis in 1991, starting out on the publishing house's line of 
computer gaming magazines. He eventually became editor-in-chief of Computer 
Gaming World, a tremendously popular magazine in its day. It was later rebranded 
as Games for Windows Magazine. Green's long tenure and dedication to his craft 
saw him become a popular figure among readers and listeners. As 1 UP looked to 

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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #27: GFW Radio (2007) 

build a podcast network in late 2005, Green took on hosting duties for his 
magazine's podcast when it launched in January 2006. Green left the 1UP Network 
in 2008. 

Shawn Elliott 

Elliott joined the 1 UP/Ziff Davis network early on, starting out at Electronic Gaming 
Monthly. Initially he was given low quality games to review owing to his funny and 
canny writing style. He later shifted over to Computer Gaming World. He made his 
name at CGW and particularly on GFW Radio, where he shared numerous stories 
and unleashed his array of comical voices. He left 1 UP and Ziff Davis in 2008 to 
work for Irrational Games. 

Darren Gladstone 

Gladstone was drafted on at Computer Gaming l/l/or/c/magazine given his expertise 
on the technical side. He left the magazine and the podcast at the end of 2007 after 
becoming a senior editor at the magazine. Gladstone went on to write for PC 
Gamer magazine, and then went on to work for Hewlett-Packard. 

Ryan Scott 

After joining Computer Gaming l/l/or/c/magazine Ryan Scott was promptly put in 
charge of creating demo disks. He gradually rose up in the ranks at Ziff Davis and 
1 UP, ultimately becoming an executive editor, before being cut in late 2008. He 
promptly began work on building his own podcast network. 

Sean Molloy 

Sean Molloy jumped into the role of producer for GFW Radio in early 2006. Prior to 
the podcast, Molloy had worked on Computer Gaming l/l/or/c/magazine. In 2008 
Molloy left 1 to work for Blizzard Entertainment. 

Robert Ashley 

Ashley started out as a freelancer, writing for various outlets including Electronic 
Gaming Monthly and Games for Windows Magazine. He became a regular on the 
show in late 2007. After the cancellation of the magazine, Ashley flitted between 
several projects, including his A Life Well Wasted podcast and the GFW Radio spin- 
off Out of the Game. He later formed the two-man band I Come to Shanghai. 


(Left to right): Crispin Boyer, Jenn Frank 

Special guests 

Bill Roper 

Tags:, 2007, Darren Gladstone, Gaming, GFW Radio, Jeff Green, Robert 
Ashley, Ryan Scott, Sean Molloy, Shawn Elliott 


Tom Quinn March 8, 2012 at 2:14 PM 

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This is... incredible. Thank you Sean. 


Martin March 8, 2012 at 8:45 PM 
You just made my friday. Thank you! 


Anonymous March 8, 2012 at 9:03 PM 
Love it. Love this site, love what you guys do. 

Anonymous March 9, 201 2 at 1 2:1 1 AM 

So awesome, thank you for putting these shows together. 


Brandon March 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM 

There's lot more GFW Radio tags and timestamps here: Anyone can tag and 


Anonymous March 13, 2012 at 3:42 AM 

No love for Chuff? Preposterous! (monocle pops) 


Anonymous March 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM 

FANTASTIC. I've been waiting eagerly for this since the 2006 comp. 

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